Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Alien Nation – The art of blending in

We’re assembling a collective of artists to take part in a one-off show. ‘Alien Nation’ will be an exhibition about all the aliens who call London home – an event filled with art, music and more – all inspired by George Mikes’s book How to be an Alien.

We are calling all artists (Illustrators, photographers, writers, musicians, film-makers, type setters etc....) to submit any ideas they wish to do for the show! Also, if you have any amazing artist friends who you think would like to be part of it, please forward and share this link.

What is this all about?

‘Alien Nation’ will be an exhibition inspired by George Mikes’s book How to be an Alien. This book brilliantly captures the awkward transition that many people experience when first moving to London. From the weather to the incomprehensible social niceties, it is despite these things that foreigners continue to flock here. Whether you’re an alien or not, the cultural diversity of London affects us all and this exhibition will be a celebration of that.

The Task

Ultimately, the book is your brief – we’ll give you a copy.

We want you to draw your own conclusions about the subjects considered in the book and explore your own interpretations. You may want to choose a chapter as a theme, or just a quotation. You may decide that you disagree with what Mikes writes about and wish to debate it using your art form. Whatever your take on How to be an Alien, however weird or wonderful, we want to hear about it.

The Venue

Idea Generation Gallery in Shoreditch

Please get in touch if you are interested in being a part of the show!

In any case, voice your interest and we will email you the artists' brief and all the details.

Thank you

Jenny & Michelle

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